Rajasthan Crisis: Why Is Congress Leader Sachin Pilot Miffed With CM Gehlot?

According to sources, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot might have to quit the Congress with his loyalist MLAs.

Jessica David

July 13, 2020

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The Congress-led Rajasthan government is staring at a serious crisis as the ongoing tussle between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot has intensified with the latter expected to quit the Congress with his loyalist Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The current flashpoint between Gehlot and Pilot was a probe ordered by the state police into “poaching” of MLAs and a notice sent to Pilot, which has not gone well with the Rajasthan Congress President. The Rajasthan Police issued notices to Gehlot and his deputy Pilot to record their statement in connection with the alleged attempts to topple their Congress government.

On Saturday (July 11), Rajasthan Police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) charged two persons on sedition and criminal conspiracy for trying to topple the state government by allegedly indulging in horse-trading of MLAs. A notice was also sent to Rajasthan government chief whip Mahesh Joshi by the SOG to record his statement. The SOG claimed that it had intercepted phone conversation of the two men charged with sedition.

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